WWE will reportedly be hosting a big live event in India in 2023. The event is expected to take place in Hyderabad, India, on January 18, 2023.
The exact location is not announced as of now. However, if WWE is planning a big-capacity live event, then it has only two viable options – a 60,000-capacity Rajiv Gandhi Stadium and a 30,000-capacity Gachibowli Athletic Stadium.
The initial report related to a WWE event in January came from WrestleVotes, who noted some chatters for an International Live Event taking place on January 18th or 19th. Now, Sportskeeda’s Riju Dasgupta is reporting that the said event will take place in Hyderabad, India, on January 18, 2023.
Sportskeeda’s report also mentions that Drew McIntyre has been vocal about bringing WWE to India just like he petitioned to take a WWE PLE event to UK earlier this year. McIntyre recently visited the country for WWE promotions and a Bollywood Project.
The report also mentions that the appearing roster will be a mix of Indian wrestlers with a few big WWE stars. Drew McIntyre is once again said to be a lock for the event. McIntyre headlined Superstar Spectacle India event in January 2021 with Indus Sher. Roman Reigns remains the star with the biggest fan following among Indian fans, but it remains to be seen if the Tribal Chief is in plans to appear in Hyderabad.
While the Great Khali remains the most popular Indian star in WWE, NXT currently has names like Sanga(Sourav Gurjer), Veer Mahaan(Rinku Rajput), Guru Raaj and Shanky, who all belong to India. Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal also comes from an Indian background and headlined the last live event in India in Delhi against Triple H in Delhi in 2018.
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